Albany Diocesan Cemeteries offers Reverence for All Souls – All Souls Committal Service; free entombment of cremated remains
All Souls Committal Memorial Service:
Scheduled for Tuesday, November 2, 2021, 2:00pm
St. Agnes Cemetery, 48 Cemetery Ave. Menands, NY 12204
We ask that all visitors please observe current CDC/State recommended safety protocols during your visit.
Albany Diocesan Cemeteries offers a wide range of options for the final disposition of cremated remains: cremation gardens and columbariums, as well as regular graves and mausoleums. However, often families just don’t know what to do when the urn containing the cremated remains is returned by the funeral director.
Albany Diocesan Cemeteries provides the Reverence for All Souls service to assure that the proper care and reverential disposition of cremated remains is available to all Catholics.
On All Souls Day, Albany Diocesan Cemeteries provides a special All Souls Committal Mass Service for Catholic families who have cremated remains they wish to entomb. Families may choose to purchase a bronze memorial butterfly through the cemetery for installation near the crypt.
“The cremated remains of a body should be treated with the same respect given to the human body from which they come. This includes the use of a worthy vessel to contain the ashes, the manner in which they are carried, the care and attention to the appropriate placement and transport, and the final disposition. The cremated remains should be buried in a grave or entombed in a mausoleum or columbarium. The practice of scattering cremated remains on the sea, from the air, or on the ground, or keeping cremated remains in the home of a relative or friend of the deceased are not the reverent disposition the Church requires.” – Order of Christian Funerals
If you have the cremated remains of a loved one that you would like to entomb, please contact us before November at (518) 463-0134 or [email protected].
We encourage family, friends, and others who wish to pay their respects to join us for the All Souls Committal Mass Service.